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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Jan 18, 2011 8:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'What?' No salute to MLK today?

Dr. King is primarily remembered as a great civil rights leader. He also championed the cause of the poor and organized the Poor People’s Campaign to address issues of economic justice.

Dr. King was also a fierce critic of the USA's foreign policy and the Vietnam War. The news media tends to ignore the fact that MLK's peace advocacy was his most enduring legacy. Glenn Beck is busy rewriting our USA's history, and you may never hear these facts in our future.

from MLK's “Beyond Vietnam” speech
-- delivered at New York’s Riverside Church on April 4th, 1967


"It must be clear that the leaders of Hanoi considered the presence of American troops in support of the Diem regime to have been the initial military breach of the Geneva Agreement concerning foreign troops. And they remind us that they did not begin to send troops in large numbers and even supplies into the South, until American forces had moved into the tens of thousands.

Hanoi remembers how our leaders refused to tell us the truth about the earlier North Vietnamese overtures for peace, how the President claimed that none existed when they had clearly been made. Ho Chi Minh has watched as America has spoken of peace and built up its forces, and now he has surely heard the increasing international rumors of American plans for an invasion of the North. He knows the bombing and shelling and mining we are doing are part of traditional pre-invasion strategy. Perhaps only his sense of humor and of irony can save him when he hears the most powerful nation of the world speaking of aggression as it drops thousands of bombs on a poor, weak nation more than 8,000 miles away from its shores."


Quietly, on Jan 6, 2011, the USA announced that it will temporarily send 1,400 more Marines to Afghanistan in an effort to hold onto fragile security gains. The news media ignored this.

More quietly, on Nov 19, 2010, the USA announced that a Marine Corps tank company, 14 M1A1 Abrams main battle tanks, the biggest in the United States arsenal, and 115 Marine crewmen, would be deployed to Helmand Province next month. The news media is keeping this secret.

Obama is a war hawk and he's pushing The Bush doctrine.

We can put an end to our senseless wars. MLK's point was that peace is found through truth and redemption. This is the path to Peace. We should respect the Truth and Reconciliation process for Peace.

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Jan 18, 2011 12:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'What?' No salute to MLK today?

Richard Nixon was elected President in 1968, promising to end the Vietnam War. Instead, on April 30, 1970, in a televised address, President Nixon announced to the nation that an "incursion" into Cambodia had been launched by United States combat forces.

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At Kent State University, a massive demonstration was held on May 1, 1970 on the Commons, and another had been planned for May 4. There was widespread anger, and many protesters issued a call to "bring the war home."

Kent State massacre
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The Ohio National Guard was ordered to Kent State to quell the protests. They shot and killed four students and wounded nine. Two of the four students killed, Allison Krause and Jeffrey Miller, had participated in the protest, and the other two, Sandra Scheuer and William Knox Schroeder, had been walking from one class to the next at the time of their deaths. Schroeder was also a member of the campus ROTC chapter.

College campuses around the US erupted.
There were protests, student strikes, and campus takeovers.

What was the "official response" by the Grateful Dead? The Boys played a free benefit concert at the M.I.T. protest on May 6, 1970. For me, this was by far GD's finest moment. Here is the SBD

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I'm proud to be an American Dead Head

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Poster: rastamon Date: Jan 18, 2011 12:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'What?' No salute to MLK today?

I like the fact that MLK was a true and decent Christian Minister, a man of God. That he was opposed to abortion and supported civil rights for all, regardless of color, but regardful of charactor.
To all of you who admire him, he also loved Jesus - who gave him the heart of a great leader!

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Poster: Edsel Date: Jan 18, 2011 12:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'What?' No salute to MLK today?

I like the fact that you were able make your statement without resorting to some political bullshit to support a particular position.
Thank you.

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Poster: rastamon Date: Jan 18, 2011 1:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'What?' No salute to MLK today?

thanks - likewise.

For me, "political Bullshit" concerns things I don't agree with. (huhwhat?)

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Jan 18, 2011 10:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'What?' No salute to MLK today?

MLK made a huge impact on the GD in 1967

this pic was shot on the day CBS filmed
the 1967 Hippie Temptation documentary
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in the 1967 Hippie Temptation interview...

Jerry Garcia:
What we're thinking about is a peaceful planet. We're not thinking of anything else. We're not thinking about any kind of power. We're not thinking about any of those kinds of struggles. We're not thinking about revolution or war or any of that. That's not what we want. Nobody wants to get hurt. Nobody wants to hurt anybody. We would all like to be able to live an uncluttered life, a simple life, a good life and think about moving the whole human race ahead a step.

Phil Lesh:
I think that personally, the more people that turn on, the better world it's gonna be.

Bob Weir:
You can point out the example that the people that live in the community and play around with dope and stuff like that - they don't have wars, you know. And they don't have a lot of the problems that alot of society has.

Phil Lesh:
In essence, the scene has grown up with us, and we have grown up with the scene. We've all grown up together.

Jer loved peace & harmony on Earth
Jer playing the Travis Bean guitar with the Jerry Garcia Band

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JGB played this gig with Maria Muldaur, at Pier 31, San Francisco, CA
Benefit for Greenpeace on Aug 12, 1977

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Poster: advokat Date: Jan 18, 2011 9:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Get to work...

http://globalmajority.org/gm/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPqpV9olIlw

Each one reach one, each one try to teach one...

Back when Eisenhower was the President,
Golf courses was where most of his time was spent.
So I never really listened to what the President said,
Because in general I believed that the General was politically dead.

But he always seemed to know when the muscles were about to be flexed,
Because I remember him saying something,
mumbling something about a Military Industrial Complex.
Americans no longer fight to keep their shores safe,
Just to keep the jobs going in the arms making workplace.
Then they pretend to be gripped by some sort of political reflex,
But all they're doing is
paying dues to the Military Industrial Complex.

The Military and the Monetary,
The Military and the Monetary,
The Military and the Monetary.
The Military and the Monetary,
get together whenever they think its necessary,

They turn our brothers and sisters into mercenaries,
they are turning the planet into a cemetery.
The Military and the Monetary, use the media as intermediaries,
they are determined to keep the citizens secondary,
they make so many decisions that are arbitrary.

We're marching behind a commander in chief,
who is standing under a spotlight shaking like a leaf.
but the ship of state had landed on an economic reef,
so we knew he was going to bring us messages of grief.

The Military and the Monetary,
were shielded by January and went storming into February,
Brought us pot bellied generals as luminaries,
two weeks ago I hadn't heard of the son of a bitch,
now all of a sudden he's legendary.

They took the honour from the honourary,
they took the dignity from the dignitaries,
they took the secrets from the secretary,
but they left the bitch in obituary.

The Military and the Monetary,
from thousands of miles away in a Saudi Arabian sanctuary,
had us all scrambling for our dictionaries,
cause we couldn't understand the fuckin vocabulary.

Yeah, there was some smart bombs,
but there was some dumb ones as well,
scared the hell out of CNN in that Baghdad hotel.

The Military and the Monetary,
they get together whenever they think its necessary,
War in the desert sometimes sure is scary,
but they beamed out the war to all their subsidiaries.
Tried to make So Damn Insane a worthy adversary,
keeping the citizens secondary,
scaring old folks into coronaries.

The Military and the Monetary,
from thousands of miles in a Saudi Arabian sanctuary,
kept us all wondering if all of this was really truely, necessary.

We've got to work for Peace,
Peace ain't coming this way.
If we only work for Peace,
If everyone believed in Peace the way they say they do,
we'd have Peace.

The only thing wrong with Peace,
is that you can't make no money from it.

The Military and the Monetary,
they get together whenever they think its necessary,
they've turned our brothers and sisters into mercenaries,
they are turning the planet, into a cemetery.

Got to work for Peace,
Peace ain't coming this way.

We should not allow ourselves to be mislead,
by talk of entering a time of Peace,
Peace is not the absence of war,
it is the absence of the rules of war and
the threats of war and the preparation for war.
Peace is not the absence of war,
it is the time when we will all bring ourselves closer to each other,
closer to building a structure that is unique within ourselves
because we have finally come to Peace within ourselves.

The Military and the Monetary,
The Military and the Monetary,
The Military and the Monetary.
Get together whenever they think its necessary,
they've turned our brothers and sisters into mercenaries,
they are turning parts of the planet, into a cemetery.

The Military and the Monetary,
The Military and the Monetary,
We hounded the Ayatollah religiously,
Bombed Libya and killed Quadafi's son hideously.
We turned our back on our allies the Panamanians,
and saw Ollie North selling guns to the Iranians.
Watched Gorbachev slaughtering Lithuanians,
We better warn the Amish,
they may bomb the Pennsylvanians.

The Military and the Monetary,
get together whenever they think its necessary,
they have turned our brothers and sisters into mercenaries,
they are turning the planet, into a cemetery.

I don't want to sound like no late night commercial,
but its a matter of fact that there are
thousands of children all over the world
in Asia and Africa and in South America who need our help.

When they start talking about 55 cents a day and 70 cents a day,
I know a lot of folks feel as though that,
thats not really any kind of contribution to make,
but we had to give up a dollar
and a half just to get in the subway nowadays.

So this is a song about tommorrow
and about how tommorrow can be better. if we all,
"Each one reach one, Each one try to teach one".

Nobody can do everything,
but everybody can do something,
everyone must play a part,
everyone got to go to work, Work for Peace.

Spirit Say Work, Work for Peace
If you believe the things you say, go to work.
If you believe in Peace, time to go to work.
Cant be wavin your head no more, go to work.





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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Jan 18, 2011 10:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Get to work...

wow. thanks ad. packs a powerful punch.